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Fashion Insider: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Launch T-Shirt Line StyleMint

Posted in Fashion Insider by SMUstyle on June 23, 2011

Everyone has heard of JewelMint, a line of unique jewelry designed by style icon Kate Bosworth (If you haven’t, shame on you. Ask for forgiveness and quickly go to But have you heard of StyleMint?

StyleMint is an exclusive collection of t-shirts designed by the stylish duo Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The t-shirt is a basic necessity for the closet of every fashionista, and there is no doubt that the line will launch a new revolution for the cult-classic.

As a member of StyleMint, you will receive a selection of items to choose from every month. The launch date of the site isn’t until July 1st, but you can sign-up early by clicking here.

StyleMint has recently released an intriguing video about the evolution of the t-shirt. Be sure to check it out below.

With two other fashion lines (The Row; Elizabeth and James), there is no doubt that the Olsen’s StyleMint will quickly reach a fever pitch.



Fashion Insider: National Wear Your Lilly Pulitzer Day

Posted in Fashion Insider by SMUstyle on June 19, 2011

Celebrate the long-awaited first day of summer by joining Lilly Lovers for the second annual National Wear Your Lilly Day celebration. Throw on your favorite Lilly and head out to your local Signature Shop or Lily Pulitzer retail store to enjoy fabulous in-store events and shopping!

Visit to find the store closest to you.

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Fête Set: Grand Opening of Billy Reid in Highland Park Village

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on June 19, 2011

Fête Set: rewardStyle Summer Social

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on June 18, 2011

This past Thursday Amber Venz of Reward Style hosted a summer soirée to bring fellow rS fashion bloggers and visual enthusiasts together at her chic Mockingbird Station office terrace. There was no better way to spend a sparkling summer evening than by chatting with such talented, dynamic, and ardent people over what we love most.

Fashion bloggers have developed a new wave of influence for the younger, chic-centric audience. They have become the new delegators for new trends and styles–the style icons of the Internet. They are re-inspiring society to express their creative passions and ideas by getting dressed in the morning. I was so grateful to be amongst such creativity and thank all those who turned out to share a few hours of chic revelry.

Rebecca Marin

 Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @RebeccaMarin

Fashion Insider: Angela Levin at Neiman Marcus NorthPark

Posted in Fashion Insider by SMUstyle on June 16, 2011

The name “Angela Levin” may not instantly pop up in your fashion register, but it should. This highly sought after celebrity makeup artist has glamorized the faces of Jennifer Aniston, Eva Mendes, and Reese Witherspoon — just to name a few.

So when I got wind that she was going to spend an hour at Neiman Marcus NorthPark on Thursday, I jumped on the opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade from the best of the business.

Throughout the hour, Levin shared her favorite Chanel beauty products and simultaneously gave two lucky event-goers the makeover of a lifetime.

And, of course, I loved hearing all the celebrity scoop: Jennifer Aniston is obsessed with Chanel’s Inimitable mascara, and won’t use anything else. Also, she doesn’t like for her makeup to change much (and I don’t blame her — her dewy look is alwaysperfect). On the contrary, Eva Mendes loves to mix it up. Levin says it’s easy to tweak her skin tone from her natural olive to a shimmering bronze with a flick of a brush.

Think you don’t have the genes to pull off the Hollywood look? Levin begs to differ. “Every lady, with a little bit of this and a little bit of that, can look absolutely wonderful,” she said.

Shelby Foster

Fête Set: Beauty Event at Neiman Marcus NorthPark

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on June 15, 2011

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WHO: Angela Levin, personal makeup artist of Jennifer Aniston
WHAT: A presentation and discussion on all of Angela’s favorite Chanel products, tips, and tricks
WHEN: Thursday, June 16 from 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
WHERE: Neiman Marcus NorthPark, Cosmetics, Level One
WHY: Two lucky audience members will be chosen to get their makeup done by the artist!

Shop Savvy: Summer Shopping in the West Village

Posted in Shop Savvy by SMUstyle on June 8, 2011

credit: West Village Newsletter

Shop Savvy: Save the Date f.i.g. Final Sale

Posted in Shop Savvy by SMUstyle on June 8, 2011

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Fashion Insider: TOMS Next Chapter Reveal at NorthPark

Posted in Fashion Insider by SMUstyle on June 8, 2011

One for One now means more than just shoe for shoe.

An eight-foot-tall capsule has been looming over the shoe department at Neiman Marcus NorthPark for weeks, causing a flurry of anticipation over what could be inside.

photo credit: Neiman Marcus
Today, in stores all across the nation, the next chapter of TOMS was revealed: TOMS Eyewear.

Following a short video of founder Blake Mycoskie explaining the brand’s newest endeavor, his brother Tyler opened the locked capsule to reveal three styles of sunglasses: Classic 101 (wayfarer), Classic 201 (round frame), and Classic 301
(aviator). And with multiple colors to choose from, there is a style for everyone.

Classic 201

Mayhem ensued as soon as the shades were put on display — the first 30 pair arrived signed by Blake himself.

And much like the shoe for shoe concept, for every pair of sunglasses purchased, TOMS will give the gift of sight to someone in need.

Visit to snag some sunnies and do your part.

Shelby Foster

Fête Set: TOMS Shoes at Neiman Marcus Northpark

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on June 5, 2011

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